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Friendly reminder that anyone born between 1985-1998 didn’t get their hogwarts letter because Voldemort’s ministry wiped out the record of muggleborns

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Anonymous said: I think people really need to think harder and realize. Ginny is a SPORTS journalist. How many sports journalists do you know that are female? Oh yeah next to none. I adore Ginny in this role because, as shown in Pottermore, women in media and broadcasting are fighting every day against sexism in the workplace and just because a woman is an anchor doesn't mean she isn't told sexist comments every day so before hating ginny just realize she fights sexism everywhere she goes in her workplace

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scousegrrl:

fuckyeahginevraweasley:

I wish more people looked up to Ginny the way they look up to Hermione.

There’s loads of other ways Ginny fought sexism:

- She didn’t let her family tell her she couldn’t do things because she was a girl. She secretly learned to fly when her brothers wouldn’t let her use their brooms. And she fought as much as they did, she wouldn’t stand aside when they tried to keep her out of things.

- She wouldn’t let her brothers slut-shame her for acting like a normal teen. Especially when they had been done the same or wanted to the same.

- She grew up as the only girl in the Weasley clan and she was the most magically powerful of the siblings. She impressed her brothers with her hexes. Which outdid theirs.

- She stood up to boys at Hogwarts. She showed she wasn’t willing to cower to them.

- She didn’t let her boyfriends treat her like an inferior. She dumped Michael and Dean for not treating her as an equal.

- She was attractive and popular but she didn’t use that to get her own way with boys.

- She was the only one who could match (or exceed) Harry on the Quidditch pitch. I’d be shocked if she didn’t become Captain of the Gryffindor team.

- She was the best flyer at the Quidditch try-outs. Beating all the boys there. She was also the best chaser at Hogwarts. Outdoing any boys on the school teams.

- Four of her brothers also played Quidditch, but she was the only one who had a professional career in the sport.

- She was one of the leaders of Dumbledore’s Army (which she named). Proving she was as capable of leadership as Harry or Neville. She was respected by the boys in the D.A.

- She stood up against Snape and Amycus Carrow.

- She fought male Deatheaters.

- She was underage when she fought in the Battle of Hogwarts but she survived it when older wizards didn’t. She was one of the people awarded a medal.

- After leaving Hogwarts she joined the Holyhead Harpies. The only all-female team in UK Quidditch league. She was a “celebrated player”, so she routinely beat her male counterparts on other teams.

- She juggles a successful career, a happy marriage, and three children. And she does it well.

Ginny gave the finger to sexism while showing girls are equal to boys. She should be an inspiration to every HP fan. It’s ironic that sexism is a big part of why she gets insulted by some of the fandom.

I’d also like to point out that she had lots of female friends!  Just because she liked sports and the more violent of the magical arts didn’t mean she was friends with only boys, or only cared about them.  She went out of her way to befriend Luna, showing both compassion and a will to stand up for someone who was bullied, she and Hermione had a bond that was only hinted at in the books because it was entirely outside of Harry’s experience, and she consistently stood up for Cho Chang, Lavender, Parvati, etc. when she thought the boys were being too harsh on them, even when she didn’t like or agree with their behaviour.  

She was invited to join the Slug Club on her intellectual merit alone - because Slughorn saw her perform the best Bat-Bogey hex he’d ever seen.

When she was possessed by the diary Horcrux she fought against it enough that she managed to throw it away, and when that didn’t work and she became re-possessed she still retained enough knowledge of what was happening to her that she tried to tell someone so that something could be done to protect the school.  She was eleven, and she resisted Voldemort for MONTHS successfully.

When Harry feared that he was being possessed she sat him down and explained what that felt like, despite having some obvious trauma associated with her memories of the diary.  COMPASSION, plus cool thinking and logic, and a remarkable comfort in her own skin.

TL;DR: GINNY WEASLEY IS A HUGE FEMINIST BADASS, one of my favourite HP characters, and if you don’t like her you probably only saw the movies.

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daughtersofdig:

Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture by Danielle Seewalker for Marie Claire UK

Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.

Meet the women leading that fight: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/547176/meet-the-generation-of-incredible-native-american-women-fighting-to-preserve-their-culture.html#y5UioxWL1hQHhom1.01

Also check out Project 562, Matika Wilbur is a fantastic artist and has a great vision http://project562.com/

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"I think that after Twilight and Snow White, that where huge films, I didn’t want to run to the next blockbuster. People who have known two huge successes think that it’s their thing now: Make successful blockbusters and surf on that wave. I came down from this huge wave and I told myself that I would shelter myself a little bit. That I would come back later. It was a good thing in the end. I needed time for myself. To come back to my own life. To stay home, surrounded by my own mess, to play the guitar and write." ― Kristen Stewart for Vanity Fair France

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callingoutbadfeminism:

wtfantisjws:

vladimirnootin:

aboutwhitewomen:

vladimirnootin:

sixpenceee:

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man
Here’s what I found after looking into it. 
Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding. 
On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judge, Mohammed al-għadha who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.
Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.
But in 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.
Also this girl has her own book

I just want some feminists to focus more on this than on defending Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian.

Realistically, what can they do? Most of the feminists that you likely encounter are based in USA, Canada, maybe UK. What can they do to affect attitudes and policies in a place like Yemen?

They can raise awareness. Tumblr is a global site where you can donate to people in many countries to aid them. A very good thing they can do, for one, is set up donations for this kid or other kids. They can put efforts to start up shelters for such incidents. There’s a lot of things western feminists can do. This post only has almost 9k posts, whereas a post about male tears has 36K. 

Divorces are EXTREMELY rare in Yemen. This is great.
-Stephen

Spread this like wildfire. THIS is where feminism is still highly necessary. - Number 1

And most important - the fight the war on all fronts people.
Support Ali AND Zoe AND Anita. 
Feminism without an international and intersectional perspective is not an option.

callingoutbadfeminism:

wtfantisjws:

vladimirnootin:

aboutwhitewomen:

vladimirnootin:

sixpenceee:

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man

Here’s what I found after looking into it. 

Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding.

On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judgeMohammed al-għadha who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.

Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.

But in 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.

Also this girl has her own book

I just want some feminists to focus more on this than on defending Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian.

Realistically, what can they do? Most of the feminists that you likely encounter are based in USA, Canada, maybe UK. What can they do to affect attitudes and policies in a place like Yemen?

They can raise awareness. Tumblr is a global site where you can donate to people in many countries to aid them.

A very good thing they can do, for one, is set up donations for this kid or other kids. They can put efforts to start up shelters for such incidents.

There’s a lot of things western feminists can do. This post only has almost 9k posts, whereas a post about male tears has 36K.

Divorces are EXTREMELY rare in Yemen. This is great.

-Stephen

Spread this like wildfire. THIS is where feminism is still highly necessary.

- Number 1

And most important - the fight the war on all fronts people.

Support Ali AND Zoe AND Anita. 

Feminism without an international and intersectional perspective is not an option.

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tomwiener:

Sporting a new #nerdy shirt. Books turn Miggles into Wizards. I’m willing to test this theory. #hp #books #reading

tomwiener:

Sporting a new #nerdy shirt. Books turn Miggles into Wizards. I’m willing to test this theory. #hp #books #reading

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hella-cosima:

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Yes

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brideofdracu1a:

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omercifulheaves:

So hey, it turns out that Gillian Anderson dressed up like Morticia Addams was something we all needed in our lives.

[takes a knee]

I’m calling the cops

brideofdracu1a:

hungryghoast:

omercifulheaves:

So hey, it turns out that Gillian Anderson dressed up like Morticia Addams was something we all needed in our lives.

[takes a knee]

I’m calling the cops

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Currently drinking: The best Butterbeer I have ever tasted.



I just made this and it’s absolutely delicious! 

Interesting….hmmm

bilesandthesourwolf:

whizzbees:

Currently drinking: The best Butterbeer I have ever tasted.

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I just made this and it’s absolutely delicious! 

Interesting….hmmm

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